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Door County Outdoors on New Years Eve: from Missy at High Point Inn in Ephraim

There is still time to enjoy the great outdoor so on New Years Eve, ringing in 2011 breathing in the cool, fresh outdoor air of a Door County winter. Check out these activities:

Kurtz Corral New Years Eve Candelight Horseback Ride:
The New Years Eve Candlelight Ride is a memorable event for horseback riders wanting to end the year in style. This fun-filled 1-2 hour candlelight ride throughout the woods of Door County is divided into two trail rides with no more than 10 riders per group. Over 300 candles are used to illuminate the riding trail providing an experience to remember.

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, (920) 868-3258 - New Year’s Eve Campfire 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nature Center. Enjoy a few spooky stories (parents: all stories have a funny punch line at the end) then roast some “Angels on Horseback” for lunch. Suggested donation for food $1/child and $2/adult. Inclement weather – we’ll forego the campfire and conduct the program inside the Nature Center. Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Teresa K. Hilander Ice Skating Rink in Sister Bay;
A popular winter attraction at the Sports Complex is the new and improved Teresa K. Hilander Ice Skating Rink. Rental skates and concessions are available, and an attendant will be on duty whenever the rink is open. The rink hours are as follows:
Mondays through Fridays – 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Saturdays and Sundays – 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

And after your favorite New Year’s Eve outdoor activity, relax in front of a fire in your spacious suite at the High Point Inn. Make your reservation now and enjoy an amazing New Year’s Eve Tenderloin Buffet as well! Call 800-595-6894 or 920-854-977.

Celebrate a Door County Easter at High Point Inn

Easter weekend is fast approaching and it is a beautiful time to visit Door County! This March has presented us with spurts of warm weather that have carried away the snow and opened up the landscape to reveal the waters of Green Bay. Plants are starting to grow and the birds are awake and singing! The weather is perfect for hiking through Peninsula State Park, walking around Ephraim, or going for a relaxing drive.

At High Point Inn we are preparing for a fun and memorable Easter weekend for the whole family. There is no need to worry about putting together baskets or finding the perfect hiding places for all those colorful eggs! Let us provide Easter baskets for all the kids on Sunday morning (delivered by Peter Cottontail!) and join us for other fun family activities. For the kids there will be an Easter egg hunt on Saturday and a coloring contest complete with prizes for three age categories. There will also be a jelly bean counting contest for the parents with a grand prize of a 2 night stay in one of our spacious 2 bedroom suites here in Door County!

Come join us for lots of fun and relaxation in Door County. We will do our best to keep the sun shining! And while you are here book a summer stay with us for some fun in the sun!

An Early Door County Spring is in the air!


It’s not even the end of March (ok, the end of March is tomorrow) and those of us lucky enough to reside in Door County, Wisconsin year-round are very pleased to see the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay almost free of ALL the ice! In addition, people have begun biking our backroads and green shoots are starting to struggle out of the ground – though barely. I guess now is the time to start planning your next trip to Ephraim’s High Point Inn!

To entice you here are some spring time activities just around the bend:

Sister Bay’s Blossom Festival, Saturday, May 8
Norwegian Dancers, Maypole raising, childrens’ parade. Bonfire in Waterfront Park at sunset. Parade 11:30am, Bonfire and music 7:30-9pm. Information (Nov-May) 920-854-2127 or (Jun-Oct) 920-854-2812 or www.sisterbaytourism.com.
Door County’s Blossom Festival, April 30 through June 6
Enjoy our month long celebration of spring as the cherry and apple blossoms, wildflowers and gardens explode into life. Special events include garden tours, a shipyard tour, fishing tournaments, community festivals and more. Information: 800-527-3529 or www.doorcounty.com.
Door County Festival of Nature, May 27 through May 29
The Ridges Sanctuary joins forces with five local conservation groups to offer guided field trips through some of Door County’s unique and beautiful natural areas, many not generally open to the public. Evening presentations, early morning bird walks. Information: 920-839-2802.
Steel Bridge Songfest, June 10 through June 13
International songwriters showcase. Three nights and a day with over 100 bands and soloists on 10 stages. Information: 920-743-5605 or www.steelbridgesongfest.com

Whew! How’s that for starters. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events and in the meantime, there is still time to take advantage of our Door County lodging specials that run through April 30th. Spring is a great time to visit Ephraim!

Door County Entertainment News for the July 4th Holiday

4th of July on the Door County peninsula means fireworks and parades, but it also means music. Lots of music. So here is a schedule of both this weekend:

Baileys Harbor: Parade at 10am. Arts, crafts, live entertainment, children’s games and spectacular fireworks at dusk. For more information call 920-839-2366 or visit www.baileysharbor.com.

Egg Harbor: Parade begins at 1pm. For information call 920-868-3717 or visit www.eggharbordoorcounty.org

Fish Creek: Venetian boat parade at dusk, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the bay at Clark Park (next to marina). For more information call 920-868-2316 or visit http://fishcreekinfo.com/.

DOOR COUNTY FIREWORKS: six opportunities to see the Door County sky lit up!
Egg Harbor: Friday July 3rdfireworks display at dusk from Harbor View Park. 920-868-3717 or visit www.eggharbordoorcounty.org.

Baileys Harbor: Saturday, July 4thfireworks over the water at dusk. 920-839-2366 or visit www.baileysharbor.com.

Fish Creek: Saturday, July 4thfireworks display at dusk at Clark Park (next to marina). 920-868-2316 or visit http://fishcreekinfo.com/.

Gills Rock: Saturday, July 4thfireworks at dusk over Hedgehog Harbor. 920-854-2972 or visit www.ellisonbaydoorwi.com.

Sturgeon Bay: Saturday, July 4thfireworks display at dusk from Sunset Park. 800-301-6695 or visit www.sturgeonbay.net.

Washington Island: Saturday, July 4thfireworks at dusk at the ball park on Main Road. 920-847-2179 or visit www.washingtonislandchamber.com.


Friday, July 3

Jeanne Kuhns’ Lost Mothra Band, Friday July 3, at Woodwalk Gallery
The Lost Mothra Band is Jeanne Kuhns, Lynn Gudmundsen,
George Sawyn and Patrick Palmer

Saturday, July 4
Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration
Starting at 9 a. m. on July 4th enjoy the sights and sound of 3 Beer ’til Dubuque.   Three Beers, also known as, That Beers Band, started in 1997 with 12 members primarily playing one bar in La Crosse.
Starting at 1:30 p. m. get your 80’s “rock on.”  Bad Medicine, a definite 80’s cover band, is the number 1 Bon Jovi tribute band in the country.
Sunday, July 5
Dorothy Scott will be among the performers at the Peg Egan Center

Dorothy Scott will be among the performers at the Peg Egan Center

Peg Egan PAC at 6pm
Sunset Concert Series – Folk Festival: Featuring: Corey Carlson, Dorothy Scott, Peter Mulvey, The Son’s Of The Never Wrong,
Eric Lewis & Doc Heide.

Concert is free to the public. For more information visit: Sunset Concert Series.

Door County Family Events: Ephraim Sing-Alongs

Ephraim Sing-Alongs began in the 1930′s and have proved an enduring favorite for all ages. This season begins Sunday, June 28 at 7:30 PM and will continue through August 2. Sponsored by the Ephraim Historical Foundation, each sing-along features a song leader and pianist.  The crowds are good, often standing room only and is free.

2009 Ephraim Sing-Along Season Schedule:

June 28:  Marvin Doerksen, song leader / Doris Doerksen, pianist
July 5: Sigrid Ostrem, song leader / Gladys Austgen, pianist
July 12: Don Makuen, song leader / Gary Doudna, pianist
July 19: Marvin Doerksen, song leader / Doris Doerksen, pianist
July 26: Sigrid Ostrem, song leader / Doris Doerksen, pianist
August 2: Don Makuen, song leader / Gladys Austgen, pianist